The Division of Community Engagement is the open door to the Colorado attorney general’s office. We work to build relationships and establish meaningful conversations across Colorado to hear the needs, ideas, and voices of the people of our state.
The division promotes these connections through our five programs: Outreach and Engagement, Consumer Engagement and Data Services, Safe2Tell Colorado, Opioid Response, and Grants and Partnerships. Through these programs, we serve Coloradans on the priorities of the attorney general’s office. Learn more about each area of work below.
Community engagement snapshot
Attorney General Weiser’s engagement across all of Colorado. During his time in office, Attorney General Weiser visited every Colorado county, often several times, and continues to convene town halls, listening sessions, and conversations with communities, law enforcement, and Coloradans throughout our state. Read more here.
Enhancing public safety by supporting businesses that hire people leaving prison as part of an effort to reduce crime and create opportunities. To improve public safety and reduce crime, Attorney General Phil Weiser announced a $1.1 million public/private initiative with the Colorado Department of Corrections and community-based organizations to bolster employment opportunities and services for people leaving Colorado’s prison system. Read more here.
Expanding housing and workforce training in southeast Colorado. Communities in Southeast Colorado have long faced challenges with blighted housing and shortages of available
housing stock. That is why Attorney General Phil Weiser announced a new grant program in the Division of Community Engagement designed to both revitalize rural housing and support construction training programs at community colleges in Southeast Colorado. This housing shortage is largely due to the age of houses and the lack of appropriately trained labor in the area. Read more here.
Empowering Colorado youth and supporting their mental health through the Healthy Youth/Strong Colorado Fund. This public-private partnership reflects investment in youth empowerment programs throughout Colorado. Read more here and here.
Protecting Colorado kids and schools through Safe2Tell. Safe2Tell is a school safety program that provides students, parents, and community members with a safe and anonymous way to report information about any issues that concern their safety or the safety of others. Go to Safe2Tell.org to learn more or submit a report, or read our most recent annual report here.